Compare 2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Honda CR-V 2019 Toyota RAV4
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Fuel Range (city/hwy)
  377 / 508 miles 364 / 448 miles
Fuel Economy (city/hwy) *
  26 / 35 26 / 32

2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

Serving Highland, IN

The 2019 Honda CR-V earned the US News and World Report ranking as the highest rated small SUV, winning against 17 competitors. The Toyota RAV 4 is redesigned for 2019 with a larger motor and newer features. In a side by side comparison, this is how they stack up.

Power and Driving

The new RAV4 contains a larger engine than previous models that can produce up to 200 hp. The engine provides very good gas mileage with up to 35 mpg on highway trips. The RAV4’s eight-speed automatic transmission provides relatively smooth shifting. On the downside, some feel the RAV4 will still hesitate to accelerate and is one of the louder engines in its class.

The Honda CR-V utilizes a smaller 1.5L engine, but in this case, size doesn’t matter. The CR-V contains a turbocharger that adds power on demand. When accelerating on the highway, passing in traffic or negotiating an incline, the CR-V’s turbocharger adds power when needed without hesitating. Shifting is smooth and responsive with its continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Despite the additional power of the turbocharged version, fuel economy remains comparable to the RAV4.

The turbocharged CR-V and its CVT shifting give the CR-V the advantage the RAV4 in power and smoothness of the ride. As an added bonus, the Honda engine is quieter than the RAV4. Since the CR-V’s fuel economy is comparable to the RAV4, it is the winner in this category.

Interior Room

The RAV4 has a tradition of providing some of the best cargo room in this class and the 2019 version is no exception. It provides a generous 37.5 cubic feet of space with the back seats up and 69.8 cubic feet when the seats are down. For the most part, the interior is roomy for the driver and passengers with adequate head and legroom for adult rear seat passengers.

Despite the roominess in the cargo area of the RAV 4, the CR-V manages to beat it. With the rear seats folded, the CR-V manages an extra 5 cubic feet of cargo space than the RAV4. Because the seats are adjustable, the CR-V allows the back storage platform to be raised or lowered depending on the preferences of the owner. This feature can come in handy when hauling bulky or heavy items. In addition, a power liftgate is available for the CR-V, allowing hands-free access to the cargo area.

The CR-V has always been known for interior space and that hasn’t changed with the 2019 edition. Ample space for the driver and front passenger is expected and delivers. But in the rear area, over 40 cubic feet of space provides more room for rear adult passengers than any vehicle in its class. For overall interior space, the CR-V wins.

Cockpit Features

Both the CR-V and the RAV4 contain a generous variety of infotainment items that are well within the reach of the driver or front passenger. Both provide a Bluetooth connection, a four to six speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay, and touch screen displays.

The CR-V provides the additional feature of Android Auto, satellite radio and HD radio. It also provides 2 additional USB ports for multifunctional use. Some of these features are available on the RAV4 but only with the additional cost of the Etune system. For the number of electronic features available in nearly all models, the CR-V is the better value and winner in this area.

We invite you to Bosak Honda Highland to experience the new 2019 Honda CR-V. After a test drive, customers come away more than impressed. Because we believe in educating our customers as much as possible, our team is trained to answer any and all questions regarding the CR-V.

* Actual mileage may vary.